John Harwood Biography, Age, Family, CNBC, Wikileaks, Books

John Harwood Biography

John Harwood is an American journalist born on November 5, 1956. He is the chief Washington correspondent for CNBC.

Harwood attended Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, where he edited the school newspaper, The Tattler. He served as a copy boy for the Washington Star, his first journalism job while in high school. He then attended Duke University, where he studied history and economics there. In 1978, he graduated magna cum laude.

John Harwood Age

John Harwood was born on November 5, 1956, in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S. He is 62 years old as of 2018.

John Harwood Family

He was born to Richard Harwood who was a reporter and writer for The Louisville Times and The Washington Post. His mother was an active campaigner according to his article in The Washington Post (April 30, 2000, page B4). He appeared in a television ad for Kennedy’s 1968 campaign at age 11.

John Harwood Career

After college, John joined the St. Petersburg Times in Florida, working in Tampa Bay, Tallahassee, and Washington. John traveled to South Africa where he covered developments in the final years of apartheid. From 1989 to 1990, he was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.

In 1991, he became the White House correspondent for the Wall Street Journal where he covered the George H. W. Bush administration. John finally became a Capitol Hill correspondent and then a political editor and chief political correspondent for the newspaper in 1997.

He frequently appears on Washington Week, a public affairs program on PBS formerly hosted by Gwen Ifill. He also appears on NBC’s Meet the Press, and MSNBC’s Morning Joe.

With co-author Gerald Seib was Tim Russert’s guests in Russert’s last taped interview for Russert’s MSNBC eponymous interview program that was to air the weekend of June 14, 2008, just hours before Russert’s death.

John Harwood CNBC

In March 2006, he became chief Washington correspondent for CNBC. He hosts the CNBC Digital original video series “Speakeasy with John Harwood.” He has also covered each of the last nine presidential elections.

John Harwood Books

Pennsylvania Avenue:

In Pennsylvania Avenue prizewinning journalists John Harwood and Gerald F. Seib show how today’s Washington power game really works. With unprecedented access to capital insiders and with deep understanding of the unspoken rules of the political road, the authors illuminate what it takes to succeed in the high-stakes game of governing and provide insights and examples for how President Obama might affect real change in Washington.

Through stories of party strategists, moneymen, policy-makers, fixers, socialites, lobbyists, spinners, and deal-makers, many of whom now have prominent positions in the Obama administration, Harwood and Seib explore the great political transformations that have altered the relationship between Americans and their government. They showcase both D.C. veterans of the game and the up-and-coming new breed of power brokers who have ushered Capitol Hill into a new age Featuring a compelling new Foreword on how Barack Obama might find success, Pennsylvania Avenue shows how our government really functions and reveals the insiders who make things happen

John Harwood Wikileaks

Harwood saw criticism after the personal email account of political consultant John Podesta who was the then 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, was hacked and had its contents published by the website WikiLeaks in October and November 2016.

John Harwood Email

Among the emails, there were several from Harwood that some critics said indicated an unprofessional level of closeness or collusion between the two. They included an email from May 2015 in which John warned Podesta that then-candidate Ben Carson could represent “real trouble” to the Clinton campaign.